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Workers at Bombardier`s Guj plant go on strike

Last Updated: Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 22:16

Vadodara: About 105 workers of Bombardier Transportation India working at Savli plant near here have gone on strike from June 3, a labour department official said.

About 45 workers out of a total of 105 striking workers were transferred to Delhi some time ago to work on the Metro project as the company did not have enough work for them here.

However, they came back from Delhi without informing management there and demanded that they be allowed to work at the Savli plant.

The management refused to concede their demand saying there was no work for them at Savli.
The remaining 60 workers working in the plant at Savli, also joined the 45 workers and went on strike from June 3, the state labour official said.

Deputy Labour Commissioner of Gujarat K O Shah will hold talks with the representatives of the company and the striking workers on June 10 to find a solution to the issue, he said.
Meanwhile, Nayeem Shaikh, general secretary of GIDC Employees Association said that the workers transferred to Delhi were upset as they were forced to work for 14 to 15 hours per day without being given any kind of facilities.
Bombardier Transportation India, the domestic outfit of US-based Bombardier Inc, started the railway coach manufacturing plant here in 2008. It is India`s first fully foreign-owned railway coach manufacturing unit.


First Published: Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 22:16

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